A relationship is composed of many things: friendship, sexual attraction, intellectual compatibility, and, of course, love. Love is the glue that keeps a relationship strong and solid, infidelity breaks it. But how do you know if you are truly in love?
The general idea about why people cheat while in a serious committed relationship, is that there is a problem with either the cheater or the relationship.
Often, we assume that cheating is a pathology, some unresolved dysfunction, or often a form of emotional immaturity, that pushes them into infidelity.
Helen fisher said in a ted talk (2006): “we evolved three basic drives: the sex drive, romantic love and attachment to a long-term partner. These circuits are deeply embedded in the human brain. They’re going to survive as long as our species survives on what Shakespeare called “this mortal coil.”